Bob Iaccino for CME Group

Bob Iaccino has spent 25 years working in the commodities, futures, foreign-exchange and equity-options markets. He regularly appears as a guest analyst on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Fox News, BNN (Canada) and Sky News (Australia) among other outlets. Iaccino got his start in 1992 as a phone clerk on the CME trading floor with Nikko Securities. In 2015, he co-founded Path Trading Partners, with the goal of launching an international proprietary trading group. In 2017, Iaccino also launched TrendyTrade.com, a retail-focused informational Web site that uses a proprietary algorithm to quantify public interest in individual stock, commodity and FX markets.

Recent Articles By The Author

Crude Oil Power Rankings: Middle East Takes Center Stage

Crude Oil Power Rankings: Middle East Takes Center Stage

Saudi Arabia's response to September attack will have the biggest impact on crude prices for the remainder of 2019.

What Will the Fed Do With Interest Rates? Just Listen

What Will the Fed Do With Interest Rates? Just Listen

Jerome Powell is the Plain English Fed Chair.

Why Copper Is a Trade War Indicator

Why Copper Is a Trade War Indicator

The traditional measure of copper as an economic barometer still holds true for China, which consumed four times more copper than the United States in 2017.

Cracks in OPEC Continue to Emerge

Cracks in OPEC Continue to Emerge

The expansion of OPEC+ is critical for the cartel's survival amidst U.S. production that has grown to over 12.1 million barrels per day.

It May Be Time to Show Some Love to the Russell 2000

It May Be Time to Show Some Love to the Russell 2000

The latest small business optimism index reached its highest point in seven months. That could be good news for the Russell 2000.

How Much Does Oil and Gas Drive U.S. GDP?

How Much Does Oil and Gas Drive U.S. GDP?

Energy has been a tailwind to U.S. growth, but recent declines in oil and gas investment may lessen its impact.

Why the '+' in OPEC+ Matters to Oil Markets

Why the '+' in OPEC+ Matters to Oil Markets

After the April OPEC meeting is postponed, some contradictory statements from Russia and Saudi Arabia may show cracks in the cartel.

A Global Tour of Crude Oil: Which Countries Matter Most?

A Global Tour of Crude Oil: Which Countries Matter Most?

A quick view of the most important countries in the crude oil world in order of their hold over price movement.

Power Rankings: Crude Oil Data Releases

Power Rankings: Crude Oil Data Releases

The value of data releases for oil traders depends on geopolitics and economics. We rank them according to the current environment.

Do Oil Prices Really Predict Gasoline Prices?

Do Oil Prices Really Predict Gasoline Prices?

OPEC's production cuts will affect global crude oil. Could gasoline prices follow?